Regardless of your job title or career success, God designed you to maintain a spirit of dependence on Him.
Jesus speaks to this fact in Matthew 6:11 when He instructs us in the Lord’s Prayer to pray the following: “Give us today our daily bread.” Daily bread used here refers to the necessities of life, such as, food, shelter, and clothing.
Petitioning God for your daily bread demonstrates your dependence on him. In doing this you are recognizing that the work you do and the fruits of that work are rooted in His grace. Whether you actually grow the food, build the shelter, and make the clothes – or your labor provides the income to buy these things – God is the Giver of the resources used to acquire your daily bread.
Your ultimate security is Jehovah-jireh (i.e., The-Lord-Will-Provide), not your resume or employer.
Proverbs 16:20 says, “Blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.”
Today, if God has given you a lot or a little, his daily bread will be enough for this season in your life. Consider the birds of the air that Jesus speaks of in Matthew 6:26:
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
How do these birds get their daily provision? Do they cultivate the soil, plant the seeds, and harvest the crop? No, it is God who provides for them and this is what He wants us to understand.
This is what Jesus is instructing us to do in Matthew 6:33 when He says: “Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Seeking God and depending on Him is the mark of a mature believer who acknowledges His kingship over all things.
Do your part–go to work and honor God with your labor–and trust in him to take care of the rest.